Miss Scott Moncrief, the founder member of the Society, set in motion an awards scheme “ in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the heritage of the East Neuk”. The first award was given in 1988 to Pitcorthie Mains Farm where the Balcarres Estate had converted old farm buildings into four houses. This was followed by an award to the Roads Department of Fife Council in recognition of their work on the road markers and milestones. A third recognition was given to Hurd Rolland for their work on the windmill at St Monans. In recent times awards have been given to the Fisheries Museum for their extension, to Gillespie House in South Street Elie for the restoration of the stone carved doorway, to Fife Council in recognition of their work on Cellardyke Harbour, to Kilconquhar Church for the changes carried out to the interior of the Church, and for the restoration of Elie Pharmacy.
Awards for 2007
Under the chairmanship of Jerry Eccles, a local Architect, the purpose of the awards for 2007 was widened and the award system now aims to bring to the attention of residents and businesses in the East Neuk and its environs, the value of our existing surroundings and to encourage by example, to protect, improve and refresh the built form and to generally enhance their surroundings.
There were two categories, Built Form and Environment. Fourteen entries were received and five of these won awards.
Awards were presented at Kellie Castle in September 2007 by the Vice-President of the Society, Mr David Pirie, consultant architect with Hurd Rolland.
It is hoped to present awards every three years. Details will be published in due course on this website.